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Computer History Museum


The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience.

The Computer History Museum was formally established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. We are home to one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents and software.

Collection open for research by appointment only.

Contact Information:

Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (650) 810-1010
Fax: (650) 810-1055

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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotapeAccession Number: 102695051Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Computer History Museum. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotapeAccession Number: 102651585Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Computer History Museum. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotapeAccession Number: 102695051Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Computer History Museum. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4 inch videotapeAccession Number: 102695192Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Computer History Museum. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Computer History Museum
by International Business Machines Corporation. Department of Education
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Description: Produced by IBM Department of Education, this video illustrates the capabilities of the machine called Random Access Method of Accounting and Control (RAMAC). The machine was revolutionary because it could do three things simultaneously – store, process, and report. RAMAC contained the world’s first disk drive and was the first computer able to keep business records up to date and make them instantly available. Random access memory allowed RAMAC to pluck information from...
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by International Business Machines Corporation. Department of Education
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Description: Produced by the Department of Education at IBM, this video illustrates the capabilities of the machine called Random Access Method of Accounting and Control (RAMAC). At the time, the machine was revolutionary because it was able to complete three tasks simultaneously - store, process, and report information. RAMAC contained the world’s first disk drive and was the first computer able to keep business records up to date and make them instantly available. Random access memory...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 3/4 inch videotapeAccession Number: 102651675Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Computer History Museum. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Computer History Museum
by University Video Communications
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Note: Program begins at 00:01:25 after color bars and black. Series Title: University Video Communications Distinguished Lecture Series Description: Gordon Bell describes the goals, process and outcome of the design of Ardent's Titan: a vector, multiprocessor architecture, combining high-performance computation and graphics for a single user to create a distributed supercomputing environment. Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape Call Number: 102622080 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
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by Stanford University. Computer Science Department
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Description: Footage of a series of tests of a robotic arm at the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number: 102726156 Rights: Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).
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Computer History Museum
by Stanford University. Computer Science Department
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Description: Footage of a series of tests of a robotic arm assembling parts of an engine at the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number: 102651517 Rights: Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).
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